By Mena and Dave Sprague
This is part two (see 11-21-09 Independent) of our saga in seeking affordable and essential health care. It is intended to help those who have insurance but cannot afford the co-pay.
Dave was diagnosed with osteo-arthritis in the hips. He was told hip replacement was the only treatment. He researched treatments online and discovered hip resurfacing. Unable to pay the co-pay, he chose an overseas alternative.